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Giving Indoor Cats the Benefits of the Outdoors

Cats are wonderful companions. They are able to live outside, but also indoors. Many pet owners will have their cats declawed if they plan on keeping their cats indoors permanently. This prevents any clawing of the furniture or possible scratches to those living there.

Most cats love the feel and sounds of the outdoors. They look out the windows wishing they could run and chase the birds. They also want to feel the sunshine. It would not be safe to just let them outside most places without the protection of their claws. Other cats or dogs in the neighborhood could prove fatal if they were to attack your defenseless pet. If you lived out in the country, you still should not let them out as wild animals could attack such as a fox or coyote. What can pet owners do to have the benefits of an indoor declawed cat, but give them the opportunity of the outdoors?

Here are some things you might try:

As you take your cat outside, there are things you need to be aware of. On their website, Drs. Foster & Smith Pet Supplies give the following warnings on the dangers of the outside to an inside cat:

This guest article was written by Tina Sansone, BellaOnline's Genealogy Editor.

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